Shared Day Trip To Ourika Valley From Marrakech

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Enjoy a Day Tour to Ourika Valley & Berber Market

The day trip to Ourika valley from Marrakech is one of the most popular Marrakech excursions. You will follow the trails of the Berbers of Morocco and explore the Atlas Mountains, Berber Villages and markets, and hike to the western slopes of the High Atlas Mountains.

Marrakech to Ourika Valley Day Trip Highlights:

  • Enjoy a scenic drive on the way to Ourika Valley with a splendid view of the Atlas Mountains in the horizon
  • Drive past various adobe Berber villages and eventually visit one
  • Hike to the waterfalls of Setti Fadma
  • Treat yourself to a Berber Tagine next to the stream

Below is the Shared Ourika Valley Day Trip from Marrakech Itinerary:

  • Day 1: Marrakech - Ourika Valley

    (3 hours drive)

    Your full-day excursion to Ourika Valley will start at 09h00 AM with a drive across the Houz Plains and stop at the local ladies' Argan oil cooperative to see how this liquid gold is extracted, and some fine cosmetic products are made.
    We will continue to Tnin Ourika, one of the largest Berber Souks in the area, where all the Villagers from the Ourika Valley come once a week to trade & buy their goods.
    From here, we will follow the Ourika river driving next to the stream up to the Berber village of Setti Fatma, where most of the locals in Marrakech escape to summer heat and spend a day under the shades of the walnut trees.
    For those who would like to explore the Valley on foot, local hiking guides are available for hire to walk you to some stunning cascades and back. If you fancy a lazy day, relax at one of the cafés on the riverbank and enjoy the rest of the day listening to the sound of the stream with the High Atlas Mountains as a backdrop.
    Local cafés are available for a light lunch and can accommodate all budgets.
    Drive back to Marrakech late in the afternoon, where your day trip to Ourika Valley will end with a drop-off at your hotel or Jamaa Elfna Square.

What is included in this Marrakech to Ourika Valley Day Trip:

Transportation in an A/C modern van with an English speaking driver

Pick up / drop off at your hotel or the main Square

Not included

Lunch & beverages

Local guide

Frequently Asked Questions

Salma N – May 2021:

The full-day trip to Ourika Valley from Marrakech was fantastic. It was a good escape from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. Because my Riad was in the souk, I was instructed to meet the driver in front of Cafe de la France. Mohamed, our guide, is a gem with a wealth of expertise. Climbing, lunch by the river, and a visit to a genuine Berber home were all enjoyable activities. Vegetarian alternatives were available at our eatery. Bring your hiking boots with you.

Bryce A – Sep 2021:

Fantastic trip and tour Company. I was really well looked after and felt quite safe, which was very essential to me as a solo female traveller. They arrived at my Riad's door to pick me up and walk me to their vehicle, which was not included, but after I asked, they offered it without hesitation.

Naasier A – Feb 2021:

We had a fantastic day excursion with our tour guide! Prepare for several stops along the route to Ourika Valley, and bring excellent running shoes for the trek to the waterfall! Wonderful day excursion! Thank you very much!

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